Cocktails with… Cutlers Gin

Today’s gin is from California, a powerhouse of American craft distilling. It is made by Cutler’s Artisan Spirits, which is based in Santa Barbara. In addition to their gin, they make a vodka, 33 Bourbon, Silver Whiskey, and Apple Pie Liqueur.

Cutlers Gin FINAL

Bottled at 46.0% ABV, Cutler’s Dry Gin is made using a botanical that includes:
Juniper
Angelica
Californian Citrus
Cardamom
Elderflower
Jasmin

The Taste

On its own
Nose: Very zesty, with lemon, citrus, vanilla, and spice.
Taste: Cardamom spice and citrus, followed by juniper and angelica. This is a warm spirit, but is by no means unrefined, and has a long, citrus finish.

Gin & Tonic
The flavour is full of citrus: lemon and lime; very fresh, with just a hint of cardamom spice. All in all, this is a lovely, refreshing drink that is full of personality.

Martini
This cocktail is a flavoursome drink, with lots of bold citrus. This is a great way to enjoy the strong citrus nature of the gin and no garnish is needed. Just superb!

Negroni
A vibrant and citrusy Negroni with bright cardamom as well. The gin’s flavour stands up well to the other ingredients and complements them, too, resulting in a pleasantly harmonious drink that is rounded off by a moderately bitter finish.

In Conclusion
Cutler’s Dry Gin is a lovely spirit; it has good balance and a complex character, with an excellent interplay between citrus, spice, and juniper. My favourite drink was the Gin & Tonic.

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About DTS

partial to a martini? to a smoke-hazed gin joint & a perfect tipple poured with the style, swank & skill of a true aficionado? …then pull up your stool to the bar, prepare to stock up your cocktail cabinet & get ready to drink it all in as we introduce you to a stitch in times’ resident barman… David T. Smith is a drinks enthusiast currently residing in the U.K. a long-time fan of tasting & exploring various types of alcohol, he has a fascination for vintage spirits and cocktails, in particular their heritage & origins; this was strengthened last year when he presented a talk and accompanying monograph on the Martini. it was as a result of his research of this topic that he was introduced to drinks paraphernalia, & he is now the happy owner of a colourful collection of bottles, books, and gadgets from a wide range of eras… an avid believer in the validity and variety of personal opinion, particularly in the subjective area of tasting, he enjoys hosting tasting sessions for friends, constantly challenging them to find their own favourite tipple. in addition to all of this, he is also interested in economics, three-piece suits, board games & keeping alive the art of engaging in enjoyable conversation with a good glass of port whilst surrounded by pipe smoke… www.summerfruitcup.com Thanks to Analiebe for writing this rather flattering blurb for me.

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